Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Deletion/Duplication with Reflex to Sequencing
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Most comprehensive test for confirming carrier status or diagnosis of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) or Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD).

Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification/Massively Parallel Sequencing
Within 2 weeks, if reflexed add 2-4 weeks
New York DOH Approval Status
Specimens from New York clients will be sent out to a New York DOH approved laboratory, if possible.
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Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or yellow (ACD Solution A or B). 
Specimen Preparation
Transport 3 mL whole blood. (Min: 2 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Ambient: 72 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Unacceptable 
Reference Interval
By Report
Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

Statement C: Compliance Statement C: For human genetic inheritable conditions and mutations. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Counseling and informed consent are recommended for genetic testing. Consent forms are available online.

Deletion/Duplication analysis is performed on all samples. If no large deletions or duplications are detected and/or results do not explain the clinical scenario, then sequencing of the DMD gene will be added. Additional charges apply.
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CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011242Duchenne/Becker MD (DMD) Reflex Specimen
2011243Duchenne/Becker MD (DMD) DelDup MLPA31208-2
2011244Duchenne/Becker MD (DMD) Reflex Interp
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please view this test within the Laboratory Test Directory found at www.aruplab.com
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